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Generation  The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unraveled the Secrets of Sex, Life, and Growth, Cobb, Matthew
1 Cobb, Matthew Generation The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unraveled the Secrets of Sex, Life, and Growth
New York Bloomsbury USA 2006 1596910364 / 9781596910362 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Generation is the story of the exciting, largely forgotten decade during the seventeenth century when a group of young scientists--Jan Swammerdam, the son of a Protestant apothecary, Nils Stensen (also known as Steno) , a Danish anatomist who first discovered the human tear duct, Reinier de Graaf, the attractive and brilliant son of a rich and successful Catholic architect, and Antoni Leeuwenhoek, a self-taught draper--dared to challenge thousands of years of orthodox thinking about where life comes from. By meticulous experimentation, dissection, and observation with the newly invented microscope, they showed that like breeds like, that all animals come from an egg, that there is no such thing as spontaneous generation, and that there are millions of tiny, wriggling "eels" in semen. However, their ultimate inability to fully understand the evidence that was in front of them led to a fatal mistake. As a result, the final leap in describing the process of reproduction--which would ultimately give birth to the science of genetics--took nearly two centuries for humanity to achieve. Including previously untranslated documents, Generation interweaves the personal stories of these scientists against a backdrop of the Dutch "Golden Age." It is a riveting account of the audacious men who swept away old certainties and provided the foundation for much of our current understanding of the living world. ; 9.20 X 6.20 X 1.30 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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Villagers, Athabaskan Indian life along the Yukon River, Fejes, Claire
2 Fejes, Claire Villagers, Athabaskan Indian life along the Yukon River
New York Random House 1981 0394516737 / 9780394516738 Hardcover Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Unmarked. Contains some library stamps and markings on inside pages and on edges of book on outside pages. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Ex-Library; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1 inches; 204 pages 
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Runestones; a Colourful Memory, Lietoff, Eija (Ed. )
3 Lietoff, Eija (Ed. ) Runestones; a Colourful Memory
Sweden Museum Gustaviaum 1999 9150613618 / 9789150613612 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 83 pages 
Price: 19.84 USD
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The Bluest Eye, Morrison, Toni
4 Morrison, Toni The Bluest Eye
New York Plume 2000 0452282195 / 9780452282193 Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked. Mild wear on corners. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment. ; 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches; 215 pages 
Price: 3.92 USD
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The Bird Artist: A Novel, Norman, Howard
5 Norman, Howard The Bird Artist: A Novel
New York Picador 1995 0312130279 / 9780312130275 Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked; mild gapping of back cover. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Howard Norman's The Bird Artist, the first book of his Canadian trilogy, begins in 1911. Its narrator, Fabian Vas is a bird artist: He draws and paints the birds of Witless Bay, his remote Newfoundland coastal village home. In the first paragraph of his tale Fabian reveals that he has murdered the village lighthouse keeper, Botho August. Later, he confesses who and what drove him to his crime--a measured, profoundly engrossing story of passion, betrayal, guilt, and redemption between men and women. The Bird Artist is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. ; 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches; 289 pages 
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Cry, The Beloved Country, Paton, Alan
6 Paton, Alan Cry, The Beloved Country
New York Scribner 1987 0020532105 / 9780020532101 Paperback Very Good 
Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Set in the troubled South Africa of the 1940s, this is the deeply moving story of a Zulu pastor, his son, and a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Passionately African, yet timeless and universal, it is a work of searing beauty; A Scribner Classic; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages 
Price: 4.22 USD
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